Bretnas

Cite this: eDIL s.v. Bretnas or dil.ie/6772

Forms: Brethnais

n [ā, f.] (Bretain) Also Brethnais. the British (later Welsh) language : Succat .i. b.¤ sen `British', Trip. 412.6 . isin bretnais, 7 . Saxanberla ┐ berla Brethnas (two of the five languages of Britania), Anecd. iii 65.3 . Gréc Laitin Bretnais co mblaid, SG 348.7 . rolabair asin mbretnais amail bhud hé a berla bunaid, Lism. L. 2538. isin Breatnais, Auraic. 633. isin mBretnus . . . ┐ is combrec, 3208 ; cf. combrecc . . . .i. goor gach solus i suidi, Corm. Y 675. san Bhreathnais . . . san Ghaedhilg, Keat. ii 1030.

Compd. sluagh . . . Bretan . . . ina mbróin . . . Bretnais-berlaig, MR 214.z .